The industrial loft fever grew in the United States, with those industries abandoning large buildings in the cities. These large spaces they were converted into homes when the neighborhoods began to grow, giving rise to the typical industrial-style lofts. These lofts are still a great inspiration in decoration today.
El industrial loft it has a few characteristic elements, but within this style many things can be encompassed. Modern pieces, vintage touches, colored textiles and endless proposals, always with that defined industrial charm that makes these places something special.
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If there is something that characterizes these lofts, they are open spaces. They are old factories in which there were only columns, and in this sense they want to leave that style open and wide, without adding walls to close the spaces. Lofts always get a lot of light and they usually have high ceilings, with columns and open spaces that include the kitchen, the living room, the entrance and sometimes the bedroom. They are ideal for those who like the feeling of spaciousness and space, open and common areas. Although they are very large, as they usually have huge windows, they always have good lighting in all corners.
Another of the typical characteristics of the industrial style and of these lofts is to leave the Construction materials in sight. Both brick walls and pipes have become part of the style, a way to differentiate it from others. Materials such as cement, brick and metal are essential to create an industrial loft with character and charm. In this loft we see how the old brick walls have been exposed, which give it a lot of style and which are decorated with modern paintings and plants.
Pipes as protagonists
In the industrial loft the materials must be visible, since this characterizes them. But these materials have become so important in creating an industrial look that they are sometimes used without being part of the loft structure. This is the case of pipes, which are left in view but can also be used to create new things. This industrial aesthetic uses pipes, metal and everything that is related to the industry to give a very personal and characteristic touch to these spaces. In this case we see some pipes that have also been used as a railing in the upper part of the loft, also open but used as an office.
Metal, leather and dark wood
There are materials that are ideal for creating a industrial loft style. Exposed building materials such as bricks are often used for walls, or cement, for floors or for the bathroom. Metal furniture is ideal for these lofts, with wheels and chairs that can be made of this material. On the other hand, you cannot miss a great leather sofa, since leather is very much identified with this industrial style. These materials are basic when creating this type of style, but we can also add wooden furniture, as the combination with vintage touches can give this type of loft a less cold look.
Mixes in the industrial loft
In an industrial loft, the aforementioned elements are often used to create a very determined style. However, it all depends on tastes, and therefore you have to know that in this style you can mix many other combinations to create something new. The industrial style tends to get along very well with the rustic style and with the vintage, since the industrial reminiscences are from another era. This class of pieces, with vintage furniture, analog clocks on the walls and antique pieces blend perfectly with the industrial world.
However, in this loft we see a very modern touch, with a renewed industrial style. A kitchen in which they have added bricks, but in a modern environment, with touches of wood and metal details, such as stools. It is possible to add modern touches, with a more minimalist style, but do not forget the industrial touch with details such as the metal stairs, which is what adds personality to the loft.
Lighting in the industrial loft
We cannot stop adding a special section to talk about lighting, because this is really important in lofts that are very spacious and with high ceilings. If there are some lamps that are identified with this style, they are those that shape of spotlights, as in industries. Today we can find them in many tones and sizes, to adapt them to the space we have. In the industrial world we can also add light bulbs without lamps, in a more bohemian and casual style.